Faculty Accomplishments

Don Adams
Don Adams
English

Don Adams, Ph.D., is partially through his Fulbright year in Indian, where he has been the keynote speaker at three conferences.

Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis
Anthropology

Meredith Ellis, Ph.D., recently had her first book published. “Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives” is an edited volume that she wrote with Jane Eva Baxter of DePaul University through Oxbow Books. More information can be found here https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/nineteenth-century-childhoods-in-interdisciplinary-and-international-perspectives.html

Phillip Hough, Ph.D.
Phillip Hough, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Of Sociology

<a href="/artsandletters/sociology/faculty/hough/" target="_blank">Phillip Hough</a>, Ph.D. was awarded a 2018-2019 Fellowship for $50,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He will use the fellowship to complete the writing of his book on this research project. Professor Hough’s project, Global Markets, Local Labor: Development, Production and Crisis in Rural Colombia, engages contemporary scholarly debates about labor rights, repression, and development in the global economy through a comparative and world historical analysis of local labor regime dynamics in three economic sub-regions of rural Colombia: coffee, bananas, and cocaine. The research for this project is rooted in over a decade of research that includes various rounds of qualitative fieldwork in Colombia, quantitative data analysis of social protests, political violence, and local labor regime dynamics, and secondary data analysis of global market trends. Professor Hough finds that the development opportunities offered by the world market have shrunk over time as US world hegemony unraveled, leaving Colombia’s local labor regimes squeezed between periods of intense labor repression and social crisis.

Stephen Engle
Stephen Engle
Professor Of History

Civil War scholar Stephen Engle, professor of history, has recently published a book that is beginning to create a lot of buzz and is already receiving awards. Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors was awarded the 55th annual Barondess/Lincoln Award which included a formal ceremony in New York City ( http://www.civilwar.com/news/recent-postings-54491/277954-55th-annual-barondess-lincoln-award-presentation.html ). He was also recently on a panel of the Abraham Lincoln Institute Forum at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., which was covered by CSPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?425302-3/abraham-lincolns-governors , and was also invited to the Virginia Festival of Books in Charlottesville. He will be going to the Gettysburg Institute this summer.

Kelly J. Shannon
Kelly J. Shannon
Assistant Professor Of History

Kelly J. Shannon, Assistant Professor of History at FAU and faculty affiliate with FAU's Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative, has received a Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support research for a new monograph project on U.S. relations with Iran, 1905-1953. Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars and/or general audiences. The Summer Stipend is very competitive; the NEH typically funds only 7-9% of applications each year. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Professor Shannon will use her award to conduct archival research in the United Kingdom in British foreign policy records and Iranian manuscripts, which she will use to write her second book that will explore the various levels of Americans' engagement with Iran during the period between the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the 1953 U.S. and British coup, which overthrew Iran's Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. Her first book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights, will appear in print with the University of Pennsylvania Press later this year.

Carol Prusa
Carol Prusa
MFA, Professor Of Painting/Drawing

<a href="/artsandletters/vaah/prusa/" target="_blank">Carol Prusa</a>, MFA, Professor of Painting/Drawing, spent the summer preparing a solo show at the Sarasota Art Center, which opened in September. She also traveled to Nebraska for the total eclipse. As a result of this trip, she is beginning a project based on seeing the totality of the eclipse and reading about American women astronomers.

Ilaria Serra
Ilaria Serra
Languages And Linguistics

<a href="/artsandletters/llcl/faculty/faculty-profiles/serra/" target="_blank">Ilaria Serra</a>, Languages and Linguistics, recently had her article “Italian American Femininities” published in the <em>Routledge History of the Italian Americans</em>. The article is a review of Italian American memoirs by women and it is structured in an original way, as a walk among the rooms of their homes. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Routledge-History-Italian-Americans-Histories/dp/0415835836">https://www.amazon.com/Routledge-History-Italian-Americans-Histories/dp/0415835836</a>

Mallory Fenn and Sara Ayers-Rigsby
Mallory Fenn and Sara Ayers-Rigsby
Florida Public Archaeology Network

<a href="/artsandletters/anthro/" target="_blank">Mallory Fenn</a> and <a href="/artsandletters/anthro/contact/" target="_blank">Sara Ayers-Rigsby</a>, FAU’s representatives for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, were recently interviewed for an article in Atlantic Magazine on sea level rise <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/miami-sea-level-rise-threat/546128/">https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/miami-sea-level-rise-threat/546128/</a>

Rebecca LeMoine
Rebecca LeMoine
Political Science

<a href="/artsandletters/politicalscience/faculty/lemoine">Rebecca LeMoine</a>, Political Science, will give a talk In November at Boston University for the Ancient Philosophy Workshop. The talk is titled, “Cultural Diversity in Plato’s Cave?” She was invited by David Roochnik, Professor of Philosophy, and Maria Stata, Professor of Classical Greek Studies. Dr. Roochnik has published several top books and articles on Plato and Aristotle, and is very well-known in his field. Dr. LeMoine also recently published an article in the leading journal <em>The American Political Science Review</em>. Published in the August 2017 issue, the article is titled, “Foreigners as Liberators: Education and Cultural Diversity in Plato’s <em>Menexenus</em>.”

Gerald Sim
Gerald Sim
School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

<a href="/artsandletters/scms/faculty/sim/" target="_blank">Gerald Sim</a>, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide for the annual program. The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong Southern California seminar Nov. 6-10, 2017. The seminar will include panel discussions with broadcast and cable networks’ programming and scheduling executives, legal experts and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood production facilities to meet with producers, observe production, and get first-hand updates on the latest in television technologies are also part of the program. First launched in 1987, the Foundation’s annual seminar offers faculty a comprehensive program designed to enhance knowledge and in turn enrich learning environments.